Good, Bad, and Ugly

Name your poison…

June 29, 2011

Village bites into snake business

ZISIQIAO VILLAGE, China (Reuters) – This sleepy village nestled in the heart of vast farmland in China’s eastern Zhejiang province hides a deadly secret.

Who’s unattractive?

June 28, 2011

Brady Bunch mom got crabs in affair with NY mayor

Florence Henderson, the actress who played perky mom Carol Brady in the beloved family sitcom, says she once got crabs after a one-night-stand with career politician John Lindsay, who was the mayor of New York City at the time.

Wrong-headed…

June 24, 2011

Hi. I subscribe to your ‘daily newsmail’.

If you don’t change the section heading DEAL’S TODAY to DEALS TODAY, I shall be forced to unsubscribe.

What has two wheels and you ride on it?

June 23, 2011

Thousands in Portland take to bikes for naked ride

PORTLAND, Ore (Reuters) – It was a typical early summer evening in Portland: cloudy skies threatening rain, temperatures in the mid-60s, and thousands of naked bicyclists gathered near the city’s waterfront for a clothing-free night ride.

…retrain all journalists?

June 2, 2011

North Korea hacker threat grows as cyber unit grows: defector

Lockheed’s cyber cops sift through hacker evidence

Hackers hit Sony sites raising more security issues

Sony defends response time to hacker breach

Could you please help retrain all journalists around the globe in the correct terminology for computer criminals?

You can’t be fuller than full

May 31, 2011

Air France crash sparks pilot mystery

The BEA did not provide extracts of the transcript for the last minute before the jet hit the water with its nose up.

The wrong word…

May 26, 2011

Sheriff officers search house-to-house as they look for survivors or those who may of been killed after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri¬† May 23, 2011. At least 89 people have died in a monster tornado that left a path of destruction nearly a mile wide through the heart of of the city and directly hit the small Midwestern city’s main hospital. REUTERS

The name is Bund…

May 23, 2011

Treasuries seen underperforming Bunds if oil falls more

“We expect the yield of short maturities to rise in line with the anticipated rate hikes, meaning that the 2-year Bund yield will increase to about 2.50 percent by the end of the year,” UniCredit rate strategists said in a note.

Not the best word?

May 17, 2011

Microsoft to buy Skype for pricey $8.5 bln

NEW YORK, May 10 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp plans to buy Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion in its biggest-ever acquisition, placing a rich bet on mobile and the Internet to try to best rivals such as Google Inc.

Lost in the woulds?

May 13, 2011

Pastor regrets posting baby pat-down photo on Twitter

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 11 (Reuters) – The Reverend Jacob Jester said on Wednesday he wishes he never would have posted a picture on Twitter of a baby being patted down by security agents at Kansas City International Airport.